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Protecting the Integrity of Health and Human Services

Sylvia Hernandez Kauffman Inspector General, Texas Health and Human Services Office of Inspector

• Understand OIG’s role in ensuring the integrity of state health and human services
• Understand OIG’s tools to prevent fraud, waste and abuse
• Understand how providers can help prevent fraud, waste and abuse


Physician Arrangements – Really, that’s illegal?

Bob Karl, CPA, MPA Vice President, CFO, CHRISTUS Clinic Management Services, CHRISTUS Health
Brandee Todd Vice President Physician Enterprise Counsel

• Significant areas of legal risk
• Foundations of a compliant approach to physician compensation
• Potential pitfalls and emerging trends


DOJ’s Recent Prosecutions Under the Travel Act: Practical Implications for the Healthcare Industry

Andrew Wirmani Assistant US Attorney, US Attorney’s Office
Kate Pfeifle Former Assistant United States Attorney Northern District of Texas

• How has DOJ utilized the Travel Act and other statutes to address bribery beyond government program money?
• What legal challenges have been brought to this theory, and how have courts ruled?
• What is the impact on compliance programs?
• What new developments are on the horizon?


Conundrums and Barriers to Compliance Program Effectiveness

Kenneth Zeko, JD, CHC

No Evaluation Available

OCR Update

Vaniecy Nwigwe, J.D., MSA, BA OCR, Deputy Regional Manager-Southwest Region
Toshia Smith, J.D. OCR, Investigator

• OCR policies regarding HIPAA, including the liability of covered entities and business associates.
• Breach requirements and compliance issues
• HITECH Audit Program


Physician Arrangements Panel

Curtis Bernstein Principal, Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting
Brian Flood Partner, Attorney, Husch Blackwell
Meggie Gilstrap Assistant General Counsel Baylor Scott and White Health

• Difficulties in physician arrangements
• FMVs under recent cases like the Forest Park and Victory Hospital cases in Texas
• How cases create new difficulties that legal, operations and compliance must address